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7 Taliban killed, 5 wounded in Baghlan

7 Taliban killed, 5 wounded in Baghlan

Feb 21, 2011 - 11:28

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): Seven Talibaninfo-icon were killed and five others were wounded during a counterinsurgency operation in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Monday.

The villages of Khudaidadkhel Payien, Khudaidadkhel Bala and Alawadin in Baghlan-i-Markazi district had been cleared of Taliban, Baghlan police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The operation was started on Sunday and seven Taliban, including a senior commander had been killed so far. Five others were injured and a kalashnikov was recovered, he said.

The commander of 209 military corps, Zulmay Waisa, said they were able to eliminate Taliban resistance in most parts of the province.

No civilian and soldiers were injured during operation, he said.

Jomaddin, a resident of Khudaidadkhel village, said many people had fled the area when the fighting started as they were afraid.

Only Taliban suffered causalities and no civilians were injured in operation, he said.

Jomaddin asked authorities not to leave the area after the operation and to set up permanent checkpoints.

The Taliban have not made any comment on the operation so far.


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